Tuesday’s Tune Archive

  • I’ve been waiting for this for a while. Well, actually to be precise, when St. Ranger played their final show at Parliament on November 22nd and I bought a cassette and Andrew Phipps gave me a free t-shirt and I told him to go fuck himself. So, it’s been three months.  I loved St. Ranger and I always wanted either a second EP from them or an entire full length album, partly because I watched them from the beginning and saw them grow far beyond what I imagined, but alas, all things must pass. That same night that I told...

    Tuesday’s Tune: “Teen Feels” by Pro Teens

    I’ve been waiting for this for a while. Well, actually to be precise, when St. Ranger played their final show at Parliament on November 22nd and I bought a cassette and Andrew Phipps gave me a free t-shirt and I told him to go fuck himself. So, it’s been three months.  I loved St. Ranger and I always wanted either a second EP from them or an entire full length album, partly because I watched them from the beginning and saw them grow far beyond what I imagined, but alas, all things must pass. That same night that I told...

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  •     Though I had been writing about the local music scene for nearly a year and a half, at a time when truly great things seemed to be few and far between, it was Dry River Yacht Club that finally sealed the deal for me. They were my fifth full length feature on a local band in JAVA Magazine, but they were the first in which I invested my complete energy, my time and my effort to see them live before writing the article that changed everything. Dry River Yacht Club and writing about them was a turning point...

    DRYC’s All Souls Procession Video for “The Legend of El Tigre”

        Though I had been writing about the local music scene for nearly a year and a half, at a time when truly great things seemed to be few and far between, it was Dry River Yacht Club that finally sealed the deal for me. They were my fifth full length feature on a local band in JAVA Magazine, but they were the first in which I invested my complete energy, my time and my effort to see them live before writing the article that changed everything. Dry River Yacht Club and writing about them was a turning point...

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  • Rock’n’roll doesn’t have to be complicated to be great. In fact, sometimes the less complicated it is, the better. I’ve always loved garage rock, mod rock and punk because they can sum up everything necessary in three minutes or less.  I remember Pete Townshend’s reaction to the film Fight Club (paraphrased here) that it “Wasn’t anything that wasn’t expressed in three minutes of ‘My Generation’.”  I’ve always loved short terse songs that blow your mind and totally sum up an urgent need for expression. The Dead Eyes Of London do exactly that in 3:03 with a total of 33 words...

    “You’re My Queen” by The Dead Eyes Of London—Tuesday’s Tune

    Rock’n’roll doesn’t have to be complicated to be great. In fact, sometimes the less complicated it is, the better. I’ve always loved garage rock, mod rock and punk because they can sum up everything necessary in three minutes or less.  I remember Pete Townshend’s reaction to the film Fight Club (paraphrased here) that it “Wasn’t anything that wasn’t expressed in three minutes of ‘My Generation’.”  I’ve always loved short terse songs that blow your mind and totally sum up an urgent need for expression. The Dead Eyes Of London do exactly that in 3:03 with a total of 33 words...

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  • I’ve never had a chance to write about Darkness Dear Boy before, I’ve mentioned them in articles and on the  radio, but I’ve never gotten to really write about my love for this rock’n’roll band. And its Autumn and that’s where my head is at. They somehow completely flew under my radar when they released Brand New Carrot On A String in April of 2010—but at that time I was slightly overwhelmed at just how great the local music scene had become in the first two years I had been writing about it. This was totally my bad, that album...

    “Knob” by Darkness Dear Boy—Tuesday’s Tune

    I’ve never had a chance to write about Darkness Dear Boy before, I’ve mentioned them in articles and on the  radio, but I’ve never gotten to really write about my love for this rock’n’roll band. And its Autumn and that’s where my head is at. They somehow completely flew under my radar when they released Brand New Carrot On A String in April of 2010—but at that time I was slightly overwhelmed at just how great the local music scene had become in the first two years I had been writing about it. This was totally my bad, that album...

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